A few years ago I wrote a Council on Foreign Relations report titled Intervention to Stop Genocide and Mass Atrocities: International Norms and U.S. Policy. Based heavily on the Kosovo experience, I wrote that “[t]here is currently no widely … Read more »
As I noted yesterday, I have an essay at CFR on the President’s speech. I don’t write the headlines or the summaries of my pieces, and I was surprised and dismayed when someone at CFR summarized my piece by saying: … Read more »
My reactions to the President’s speech can be found in this essay at the CFR page. The headline writers gave it the title of Obama Passes the Buck: The President’s Empty Rhetoric on Counterterrorism. The subtitle captures the basic … Read more »
President Obama now finds his administration occupied with three WMD -related crises: Iran, North Korea, and Syria. The resolution of all of them will depend in part on the credibility of U.S. threats and commitments, in this case the President’s … Read more »
It has been widely reported that the two prime suspects in the Boston marathon bombings—one who was killed in a shootout early this morning—are ethnic Chechens. The brothers allegedly lived in Kyrgyzstan with their family before moving to the United … Read more »
I wonder what Ben Emmerson was thinking when he watched CNN this evening. Emmerson, the UN Special Rapporteur on Counterterrorism and Human Rights who is conducting an investigation into the legality of the U.S. targeted killing program, concluded after a … Read more »
Micah Zenko of the Council on Foreign Relations has just published this important report on U.S. drones policy. I disagree with Zenko on some aspects of it, but for now I want to summarize several of his main points and … Read more »
Those interested in the international dimensions of cybersecurity strategy and law should read Adam Segal’s (Council on Foreign Relations) essay on “Five Trends to Watch for in Chinese Cybersecurity in 2013.” Pay attention, Segal says, to movement in … Read more »
This is the latest piece in the interview series I have done over the last few months with terrorism and regional experts about non-legal issues of pertinence to Lawfare readers. For this episode, I interviewed American University professor and nonresident … Read more »
U.S. Policy Toward Yemen
Speaker: John O. Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
Presider: Margaret Warner, Senior Correspondent, “PBS NewsHour”
August 8, 2012
Council on Foreign Relations
MARGARET WARNER: So welcome, everybody. Welcome to
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Yesterday the NYPD unveiled its Domain Awareness System, which aggregates and analyzes existing public safety data streams (including license plate readers and video surveillance camera systems) in real time. Over at the Council on Foreign Relations, I wrote a short … Read more »
And, you know, some related stuff – like drone strikes and security leaks.
C-Span’s coverage of the speech, which Brennan gave earlier today at the Council on Foreign Relations, is here.
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Adam Segal at CFR, the person from whom I learn most about China and cybersecurity (here is a sampling of his posts), has a post that links to a China Defense Daily article on why Chinese experts think the … Read more »
Ken and Ben have noted the Administration’s continuing and puzzling failure to explain the legal justifications for the killing of Bin Laden.
As someone who was in the Situation Room on 9-11, I have special reasons to agree that justice … Read more »